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5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Beach Cottages

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The Beach Cottages
Ranked #135 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
northern arizona
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Awesome as usual”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2011

If you are expecting the Ritz go somewhere else. But if you want a great fun location, clean rooms and old school California ambience, come here. We have been visiting for years and hesitate telling more people only because we want to keep it to ourselves. It is not fancy, no huge screen TVs, room service, etc. But what it does have is soul. You feel it the moment you arrive. Ping pong tables for the kids, outdoor grills for the whole family, laundry and walking distance to grocery stores (if your lucky enough to get a cabin that has a kitchen). And then, of course, there are clothing stores, surf shops and bike rentals if you are into that sort of thing. And then there is the beach and the boardwalk: directly in front of the place. Its busy and people watching central, so have fun with it! Make coffe in your room, or go get it at any of the number of really hip places around. Or pour some wine, then walk on the beach and let your cares melt away. All the while knowing your family is having fun too...

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Mesa, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2010

The Beach Cottages is one of the best places to stay for families who want a San Diego beach vacation. We have stayed in both the cottages and motel rooms and have enjoyed both. Not having to fight for a parking space just to go to the beach is fantastic, the kids can run back to the room to use the restroom or get a snack, and, in the case of my husband, he can go back for a nap. A grocery store is nearby to pick up all the food you'll need for your stay. The Beach Cottages has several barbecues for grilling and patio tables to enjoy eating outside every night. If you're tired of the sand and water (but really, who would be?) they have ping pong and shuffleboard in the courtyard. Get your reservations in early in the year as they fill up fast.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2010

We stayed at here over 4th of July weekend. Great location, right on the beach - can't be beat. Older place, lots of families. The only downside was the noise noise noise. We were expecting this since we were right on the beach & during a holiday weekend but we were exhausted from lack of sleep by the end of our stay.
If you have a family with children, this a a great place. Lots of other families, shuffle board, ping pong, grills, picnic tables etc... but if you're looking to get away w/ your significant other, this may not be the best place. We would consider staying here again if its possible to get a room on a quieter side of the property. The location is hard to pass up.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2010

My family and I have been goin to the beach cottages for about 35 years, every year in July we always look forward to going, we have barbeques, play ping pong tournaments, go meet new people, as well go to SeaWorld and Belmont Park, which is a great local theme park. The service is great as well , and restaurants near by are great to eat, My favorite restaurant Konos just down the boardwalk near Crystal Pier and right next door is the Green Flash, great service. For anyone to relax and have fun at the beach I recommend going to the Beach Cottages

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Gilbert, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2010

This hotel is an older, refurbished building, with several off shoots to the main building. We had the misfortune of staying in an annex located in an alley surrounded by bars. It is a VERY busy and extremely noisey location. The room was older but large, slept 5 comfortably, but the beds were very hard and the carpet was filthy. The room had a nice size stocked kitchen with a bar and a large dining room table. There is no air conditioning, which I am very glad it was only in the high 60's cause it got pretty stuffy in the late afternoon, and you would not dare leave the sliding glass door open at night, as we were in an alley with all types of actvitiy, homeless people sleeping in the bushes, people smoking pot and lots of intoxicated individuals. The last night we had several people banging on our door at 3:30 in the am. The average age in this particular block was around 19 years old. It felt more like spring break in Rocky Point Mexico. On a positive note....the beach was just a very short block away, and you could see the waves from the balcany.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Beach Cottages

Property: The Beach Cottages
Address: 4255 Ocean Boulevard, 1 block south of Grand Ave., San Diego, CA 92109
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Pacific Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#18 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#21 Family Hotel in San Diego
Price range (per night): ₹ 9,244 - ₹ 21,719
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Beach Cottages 2.5*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Beach Cottages are located right on the beach in the Pacific Beach area of San Diego. We are conveniently located near many great restaurants, shops, night life, and San Diego attractions. There is a Ralph's grocery store located right across the street which makes it very easy to prepare your own meals in any one of our fifty fully equipped kitchen units, if you prefer to do so. Our other twenty eight units have kitchenettes that include a small refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, and all the tableware and glassware you need. The Beach Cottages is a perfect destination for a fun-filled family vacation at the beach. ... more   less 
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